Using Retin for acne
Retin is used for the treatment of acne and the appearance of blemishes and inconsistencies in the skin’s surface. Some people will be prescribed Retin in their teens and young adulthood as this is a time that acne is most prevalent. Others will decide to take action later in life when the stress of their responsibilities cause their skin to have an outbreak. The main way this treatment works is to loosen the pores that normally become blocked or congested and help them breathe and function more normally.
Acne can happen when dirt and dead skin cells can clog the pores. This then causes blackheads which can become infected, swell and appear filled with white pus. Sometimes there is the temptation to pop these by squeezing the head and forcing the pus to come out, but this can cause scarring so the general advice is to try and leave these alone and use medicated treatment on them instead so that the skin is not so brutally affected by the mark. Retin can help open up these pores so that there is not enough congestion within it to turn into infection and swell up. A suggestion for those who want to make the most out of their Retin treatment is to exfoliate before using the treatment and then do this each day to remove dirt and dead skin cells. This is an extra step that can help keep the pores free of obstructions so that they do not become clogged over time.
Another use for Retin is to reduce wrinkles. It is thought that wrinkles happen when the skin loses elasticity and starts to lose the ability to pull back into position after being stretched, flexed or creased. When the elasticity starts to go, the skin has no choice but to stay where it is, and this normally creates wrinkles as the skin pulls downwards and the cells can’t regain normal appearance. Another cause of wrinkles is the dehydration of skin, skin damage and the toxins from smoking. Some women will also blame stress and frowning on their wrinkles, although this is thought of as a less likely reason for the appearance of wrinkles.
Aside from Retin, another treatment for wrinkles is botox. This is the injection of toxins into the skin to cause paralysis of the cells. This stops wrinkles from forming, but is quite an addictive treatment, and can usually be seen in excess on the face of celebrities. Despite botox coming with a surprisingly cheap price tag, most non-celebrity individuals have opted not to have the treatment until more repercussions of the injections are known. In the meantime, treatments such as Retin have become the most popular ways to control wrinkles.
Retin comes in a tube for easy application, and is normally applied straight to the affected areas and rubbed gently until it is absorbed. There are different uses for the gel but it is most commonly used as a face cream for acne. The shelf life of the treatment is quite long, meaning that it can be used as a long term solution to acne, but for those who find that they need to continue treatment indefinitely, there are also other options available, such as some contraceptive pills which have demonstrated their ability to reduce the grease formed on the skin and reduce the occurrence of acne. There are also other popular face creams which have very impressive success rates in reducing the appearance of blemishes and acne on the skin, and this broad range of skin car options make using Retin a choice that can be very difficult to settle on.